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Illinois Football: Illini have home visit with state champ Antonio Johnson

We are in the contact period of recruiting where coaches can make in-home visits with recruits and try to convince them to come play for their program. There are only about two weeks of this time in December, though. That is why the Illinois coaching staff is doing some work. Tight ends coach Cory Patterson had an in-home visit with Antonio Johnson on Monday.

Johnson is a 6-foot-2, 179-pound safety from East St. Louis High School in East St. Louis, Illinois. He is rated as a four-star recruit who is the No. 119 player in the class of 2020 and the No.